Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 27-29

This weekend: Small Business Saturday, ”All Is Calm” on TPT PBS, ”The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” and more
All Is Calm performed at Theater Latte Da
“All Is Calm,” a holiday classic set during World War I, is available virtually this year on TPT PBS.

Photo by Dan Norman

All Is Calm on the Western Front

What: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
When: Nov. 27, 8 p.m.
Where: Online

Twin Cities PBS will be airing this production of All Is Calm, an award-winning docu-musical about the Christmas of 1914 during World War I, on Friday night. The story is told through World War I poets, war documents, diary entries, and letters from soldiers.

Nutcracker Reimagined

What: The Hip Hop Nutcracker
When: Nov. 27
Where: Online

The Ordway presents this family-friendly holiday mash-up, featuring Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on a dream adventure through the land of sweets. The performance includes a cast of a dozen dancers, a DJ, violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, set to Tchaikovsky’s music.

Hastings Holiday Shopping

What: Small Business Saturday
When: Nov. 28
Where: Downtown Hastings

Support small businesses in the historic downtown of Hastings by starting your Christmas shopping local. Stay for events throughout the day, and enjoy the annual Lighted Holiday Parade.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Reunion

What: A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with the Griswolds
When: Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Online

Celebrate the holidays by joining Ellen and Clark Griswold as they lead the audience through this live event, sharing their favorite memories of making the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and answering your questions.

Sounds of Livestreaming

What: The Jayhawks perform Sound of Lies
When: Nov. 29
Where: Online

At this virtual performance, streaming live from Minneapolis, the Jayhawks will be performing their 1997 album Sound of Lies while sharing stories about its creation. The band released their newest album, XOXO, this past October.